Next to his main profession as mechanic engineer, Tortu started to his career in art by drawing cartoons in 1972. His works were exhibited by the ministry of culture in Turkey and received his first award in 1978. He has held several solo exhibitions in abstract photography and his photographs have been awarded in the national and international competitions. In 2010 FIAP (Fédération de Internationale deI’Art Photographique ), the most prestigious foundation in photography entitled him to AFIAP (Artiste FIAP) and he gained the title of EFIAP (Excellence FIAP) in 2011.
Tortu likes to be on the fictional and creative part of the photography. He is aiming to lead people to ask questions instead of questioning with his photographs. In his point of view art is the unique way to have a solid and fair connection with life.